Friday, April 15, 2011

Poetry Friday

My selection is "Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night" written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Rick Allen.

Welcome to a night of danger and delight as Sidman explores the plant and animal life that thrive in a nocturnal landscape. This 2011 Newbery Honor book is Sidman at her talented best as she leads the reader through the darkness to discover snail and mushroom, spider and bat and a host of other treasures. The poetry is juxtaposed with insightful commentary to shed a scientific light on her subjects. Rick Allen's linoleum on wood block prints are tinted with delicate color and capture the mood beautifully.

A glossary for less familiar words completes the book.

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